Adult Care Home and Family Care Home Rules

The rules have been amended to allow adult care homes (adult care homes of more than six beds and family care homes) to package medications needed for a resident in a leave of absence from the facility instead of only being able to send one dose of each medication with the resident, sending all of the medication with the resident, or having a dispensing practitioner package the amount of medications needed for the leave of absence. The amended rules will make the process of sending the needed medications with the resident easier yet assuring accountability for the medications and promoting safety of the resident.